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Dubai Informatics Computer Center

College name Dubai Informatics Computer Center
Director's name Dr Arezou Mehrabi (Director)
Executive body or owner 32Group
Date founded 1999
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private college
College location / area 301 Umm Hurrair Building, Zabeel Road, Karama (no map)
Postal address PO Box 44132, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3378223
Fax +971-4-3379224
Email info@informaticsdubai.org
Website www.informaticsdubai.org
Curriculum Indian
Qualifications Short courses
College fees
Instructor salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 8 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
Not Rated from 0 votes.    
Instructor job satisfaction rating
(by instructors, not about instructors)
5 stars from 1 vote.    

Dubai Informatics Computer Center admissions, reviews, notes

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Dubai Informatics Computer Centre (DICC) programs and courses
  • Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies (University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate approved center).
  • Bank Management courses - Finance, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Marketing Management, Money and International, Rural Finance and Development, Strategic Planning Management and Control.
  • Business courses - Knowledge Management, Project Management, Security Management Systems, Strategic Management, Time Management.
  • Business correspondence
  • CCNA, CCNP
  • CFM, CMA, CPA
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Authorized Training Provider
  • CompTIA
  • Diploma in Computer Studies (University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate approved center)
  • EC Council Authorized Training Partner
  • Hospitality Classes
  • ICDL
  • IELTS preparation
  • IT short courses including Flash Animation, Graphic Design, Movie Making, Web Design
  • Microsoft Certified Partner
  • Mini MBA
  • NCC Education Services Associate Centre
  • Prometric Authorized Testing Centre
  • TOEFL preparation
ICSS courses
  • Certified Management Accounting (CMA)
  • Certified Financial Management (CFM)
  • Language courses including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Farsi, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.
21 February 2011
  • DICC also referred to as Informatics Computer School (ICS) Dubai?
  • DICC is a training institute offering short computer and other courses, rather than a tertiary level university college offering degrees.
  • Contact email admission@informaticsdubai.org for enrolment enquiries.
  • Name change in to Institute for Cultural and Scientific Studies (ICSS) in January 2011? DICC website still says Dubai Informatics Computer Centre.
DICC unlicenced degree courses
  • Gulf News reported 20 February 2011 that DICC was offering invalid undergraduate degrees since they don't have the correct licence - However, the KHDA has recently confirmed the DICC has no permit to offer higher education courses.
  • Gulf News tried to get comment from DICC about a case involving students who had enrolled in a BSc in Computer Science degree in 2009 at DICC which turned out not to be what the students expected with a claim of postponed or cancelled exams, and additional unexpected fees. The students were unable to get a satisfactory refund and complained to the KHDA. Gulf News tried but failed to get a comment from DICC. Numerous attempts - telephone calls and a visit to the DICC offices - by Gulf News to get a response from Dr Arezou Mehrabi, Director of DICC, in order to verify the students' complaint proved unsuccessful.
  • Gulf News carried a quote from Mohammed Darwish of the KHDA who said "DICC has an Educational Services Permit from KHDA, but does not have a Higher Education Permit. Therefore, they can't advertise or offer any Higher Education qualifications ..."
  • No information found on DICC website about any degree courses offered (checked 21 February 2011).
  • Other institutes also mentioned in the same report included Campus Educational Institute Dubai, and Al Mihad Educational Institute.
Last update 24 February 2011
General comments - might not apply to Dubai Informatics Computer Center
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
Related pages
  • Teaching in Dubai and the UAE (mostly about schools but good for instructors too)
  • UQAIB - a quality assurance agency to licence free zone colleges and universities in Dubai
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